California figures that if it builds hydrogen fuel cell vehicle fueling stations, the vehicle manufacturers – and the buyers – will come.
The Navy says that a new solid-oxide fuel cell is able to efficiently use military jet fuels for electricity production; it could mean fewer risky convoys.
Solid oxide fuel cells are now rolling off a highly subsidized production line in Delaware.
With urine as the feedstock, electricity flows from a microbial fuel cell, powering a mobile phone. It’s a first, and “about as eco as it gets,” a researcher says.
Hydrogen cars are reportedly on their way, but with just 27 fuel stations added in 2012, the infrastructure situation looks kind of grim.
Blending hydrogen into natural gas pipelines could be a way to increase output from renewable energy production facilities, a U.S.-commissioned report says.
The plan on California’s North Coast is to turn timber byproducts into hydrogen, which will then be used to power a fuel cell system.
Powertrekk recently announced that the water-powered fuel cell should be available to the public in April 2013.
Lux Research says the hydrogen economy envisioned by fuel cell boosters is likely to be curtailed by high capital costs and cheaper alternatives.
With natural gas so cheap, stationary fuel cells are becoming more viable, and a 14.9-megawatt Connecticut project will be North America’s biggest ever.